Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 122 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 13+. Some cursing, implied sexual activity (two different scenes of a man and woman in a bed together) and some kissing, emotional themes (mainly when Steve Jobs denies fathering his ex-girlfriend’s child), and a fair amount of marijuana use without any negative consequence.
All ‘Jobs’ wants to tell you is that the late Steve Jobs was a troubled genius, fighting for his company and his vision. And it’s simplistic and boring because of that limited scope.
By Roxana Hadadi
If you’re an Apple person, “Jobs” won’t tell you anything you didn’t already know about the company’s late founder Steve Jobs. And if you’re not an Apple person, “Jobs” offers nothing of interest. The biopic is so obvious in its “Jobs was a troubled genius” messaging, but then so hesitant to imply anything negative about the man, that it’s a very uneven, very boring film.